Military, Aerospace & Hi-Rel

April 2020
Integrated Active Clamp Flyback Controller range expanded
Silanna Semiconductor focuses on the ultimate Power Management challenges with best in class power density and efficiency that delight customers with unprecedented BoM savings. First announced at APEC 2019, Silanna Semiconductor has delivered on the customer expectations and market penetration of Active Clamp F
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04/29/2020

Compact, low ESR Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors
Available from a rated voltage of 6.3VDC to 100VDC, the FN series offers wide capacitance values (10µF up to 1800µF), which are between 20% and 80% higher than the long-running FK series. With 2.000 hours lifetime at a rated temperature range from -55°C to +105°C and low ESR feature, the FN series is the so
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04/29/2020
ecosine max series of passive harmonic filters
The new ecosine max filter series FN3470/71, FN3480/81, FN3472/73 and FN3482/83 are based on Schaffner's award-winning ecosine platform and are available with versions for 400 VAC and 480 VAC, and 50 Hz and 60 Hz networks.  They are a key passive power quality product for the higher power ranges (250KW-5
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04/29/2020
IQD launches a new GNSS disciplined OCXO
This new design incorporates an internal GNSS receiver with a 1PPS output which is compatible with an external GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU and GALILEO source and is housed in a 14-pin 60mm square package. When coupled to an external aerial via the incorporated SMA connector, in the event of the loss of the GNSS signa
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04/29/2020
Mouser adds Excelsys Low Voltage Power Supplies
Through the agreement, Mouser Electronics is now stocking Excelsys low-voltage power supplies. The Xsolo ultra-compact, single-output power supplies provide 500 W in a convection-cooled chassis or up to 1008 W in an enclosed, fan-cooled chassis. Offering an output current range of 10.5 A to 42 A a
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04/29/2020
Toshiba launches two new 80V N-channel power MOSFETs
Both devices are suited to a wide range of power applications where low-loss operation is important, including highly efficient AC-DC and DC-DC conversion in data centres and communication base stations as well as a broad range of motor drive equipment. Both the TPH2R408QM and TPN19008QM are 80V U-MOSX-H prod
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04/29/2020
Lower TCR - Higher Precision Resistors
The series also features a lower temperature coefficient of resistance than the entire existing product line up.   Industrial relevance   The metal glaze thick film resistive element and three layers of electrodes are an essential characteristic for this group of resistors - and guarantee a state-o
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04/28/2020
Its accuracy in the measuring range -40 to 125°C is ±0.5°C, while in the range -10 to 60°C it goes down to ±0.25°C. Applications extend from PCB temperature monitoring and system monitoring for power supplies, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and cold chain monitoring, to sensor technology in indus
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04/28/2020
Automotive-compliant CMOS Clock Buffers
The buffers are designed for low power operation in ambient temperatures of up to 105°C, as found in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), infotainment applications, and automotive gateways. Increasing sophistication of automotive electronics has led to more complex system clock trees. The increased number of cl
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04/28/2020
Rugged flat flex cable to PCB connection system
CrimpFlex complies with the most rigorous electrical and mechanical requirements. CrimpFlex contacts ensure excellent mechanical retention and electrical contact by piercing the flat-flex cable conductor in 6 points; this is the basis for the Nicomatic patent, and the contacts can pierce cable materials including polyester,
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04/28/2020
600W half brick DC-DC converter certified to EN 62477-1
This extends the PH-A280 series of 200 to 425Vdc input power modules from 50 to 600W. The new 24V output model is designed for data communications, power transmission and renewable energy applications utilising a 380V HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) input. The PH600A280-24 model is rated at 24V 25A and h
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04/28/2020
Ultrasmall gate-driver IC with TDI for high power density
The new device (1EDN7550U) is housed in an ultrasmall (1.5 mm x 1.1 mm x 0.39 mm) 6-pin leadless TSNP package. Infineon's gate-driver ICs with TDIs are key to high-power-density and high-efficiency designs at a lower system cost compared to alternative solutions. The TSNP package (1EDN7550U) occupies a PCB-area fi
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04/28/2020
PCB-mount current transducer has high stability and accuracy
With a footprint of 64.9 x 60mm, a height of 32mm and light weight of 250g, this compact device is suitable for 1U power supplies and other space-constrained applications. Benefitting from Danisense's closed-loop, compensated Fluxgate technology which provides a fixed excitation frequency and second harmonic zero fl
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04/28/2020
SIMO Power Management IC Cuts Solution Size by Half
This next-generation SIMO PMIC delivers 3 outputs with just one inductor at 91 percent efficiency, which is 16 percent greater than traditional 4-chip systems. With significantly reduced solution size, system designers can pack more functionality in their applications such as wearables, hearables and other compa
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04/28/2020
Available in single or dual output options, the PUC-2B series delivers an output power of up to 2W, with no minimum load required. The new family of isolated, unregulated DC/DC converter modules incorporates features such as output short-circuit protection and reinforced insulation. Housed in a compact SIP7 pack
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04/28/2020
The link uses Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) cables and TE's MATEnet data connector system. Automotive Ethernet is becoming the preferred solution for in-vehicle communications, offering to date speeds up to 10Gbps. For data speeds up to 1Gbps (1000BASE-T1), the communication link can run on unshielded twisted pair
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04/28/2020
Harnessing the Power of Gallium Nitride, Machine Learning

Harish Krishnamoorthy, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Houston, is leading a $2.5 million effort to develop compact electronic power systems.

Military installations, especially on ships and aircraft, require robust power electronics systems to operate radar and other equipment, but there is limited space onboard. Researchers from the University of Houston will use a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop compact electronic po
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04/27/2020
PCIM Europe 2020 to take place digitally
The event had already been postponed from May to 28 – 30 July 2020, and will now take place again next year. The virtual format will offer a digital alternative for knowledge transfer in early July 2020.   According to the Federal government's guidelines dated 15 April 2020, all major events are prohibited in G
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04/22/2020
DC to DC Converter Provides 1300W of Power at 96% Efficiency
Vicor announced the DCM5614, an isolated, regulated 270V-28V DC-DC converter with an output power rating of 1300W in a 5.6x1.4x0.3 inch VIA package. Providing unmatched power density of 451W/in3 at a weight of just 178g, the DCM5614 supports advanced airborne, shipboard and UAV systems where power density, weight and
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04/22/2020
Long Spaceflights Affect Astronaut Brain Volume

Pituitary deformity examples in three crewmembers before spaceflight and after spaceflight (day 1). (a) Only the first crewmember shown in a had no previous exposure to spaceflight.

Extended periods in space have long been known to cause vision problems in astronauts. Now a new study in the journal Radiology suggests that the impact of long-duration space travel is more far-reaching, potentially causing brain volume changes and pituitary gland deformation. More than half of the crew m
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04/14/2020
I/O Expansion Using Standard Ethernet Brings Versatility
Aitech now offers the compact A174 that enables embedded designers to easily increase the functionality of rugged embedded systems, especially in avionics applications. Using a standard Ethernet interface, the new I/O expansion subsystem can connect to a multiple-client/multiple-server architecture, acting as a se
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04/06/2020
42 V, 2 A/3 A Peak Synchronous Step-Down Regulators with 2.5 µA Quiescent Current and Ultralow EMI Emission

Figure 1. Ultralow EMI emission LT8609S 12 V to 5 V synchronous step-down converter

The LT8609, LT8609A, LT8609B, and LT8609S are synchronous monolithic step-down regulators that feature a wide 3 V to 42 V input range. This device family is optimized for applications requiring low EMI, high efficiency, and a small solution size—suitable for demanding automotive, industrial, computing, an
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04/05/2020
1000VA Pure Convection-Cooled IP66-Rated Sine Wave Inverter
ABSOPULSE Electronics has recently released the CSI 1K-24/230-3XD3-HSF, a 1kVA addition its line of IP66-rated DC-AC sine wave inverters with pure convection cooling. This 1kVA inverter is designed for applications where a suitable heatsinking surface is not available and only pure convection cooling is feas
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Date:
04/02/2020